The Upcoming Brexit Vote—Countdown to Calamity?

The Brexit Decision: Bullseye or Disaster?

The Brexit Decision: Bullseye or Disaster?

On June 23, the UK will vote on a referendum formally titled The United Kingdom European Union Membership Referendum, but popularly dubbed “BREXIT”—an acronym for “British Exit” from the EU. With less than two weeks to go before the vote, most recent polls showed the two camps, referred to as “Leave” and “Remain,” respectively, as just about neck-in-neck, with the result that aside from die-hard proponents for one side or the other espousing the urgency of the matter, most Brits looked upon the horse race with a yawn. But all that changed with the emergence of a new poll released over the weekend by Opinium Poll and commissioned by the pro-BREXIT Burges Group think tank. The poll claims a stunning nineteen-point lead for the “Leave” camp (fifty-two to thirty-three), and suddenly bankers, markets, and pundits are taking the issues quite seriously.

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